K. 13426. Bronze buckle, oval with two sym-
K. 13431 : 3. Thin coup-de-poing or bifacial
metrically arranged openings for the blade of brown flint. 66X35XIo
strap. The tongue is hinged to the strong middle mm. Pl. 5: 1.
part. 50X45 mm. Pl. 3o : 2.
Near the shore and near camp H. Io6. K 13431 : 2. Piercer made of a flake of yellow
flint or agate. L. 27 mm. PI. 4: 7.
Find about 3 km. SSE of T'u-ken.
At the shore near camp H. 106. 9/3-31. (Marked 433 on the map Fig. 37).
K. 13427. Crossbow mechanism of bronze. The 2/3-31.
main body is 122X33X42 mm. The K. 13432. Bronze buckle identical with K. 13426.
straight trigger is 83 mm. long. The two bolts 48X43 mm. Pl. 30:3.
have cubical heads. One side has green verdigris,
the other brown desert patina (just as is the case
with most of the Lop-nor bronzes found on the 150-200 M. W of K. 13432. 1/3-31
surface of the ground). Pl. 29 : 18. K. 13433. Bronze arrow-head, triangular with
hexagonal shank. Much corroded. 28X
Find between the western and the middle 10 mm. Pl. 30 : 14.
one of the three freshwater bays at N
Above shore cliff E of Great Lop-nor,
Lop-nor. 12/3-31. about 84 km. E of Lou-lan station.
K. 13428. Oblong rough knife or unfinished
point of green flint. 59X18 mm. Pl. 23/3-31
5 : 2. K. 13434 : I. Bronze arrow-head, three-winged
with round body. The wings are
500 M. W of the ruin T'u-ken. 2/3-31. rather small, with blunt edges and ending in a K. 13429 : I-2. Two pieces of sheet bronze, from very blunt point. Between two of the wings the
a vessel ? body has a shallow, triangular depression. An iron
tang has been inserted in a hole in the base. L.
Find on the E side of the easternmost of
49 mm. Diam. 9 mm. Pl. 3o : 15.
the three freshwater bays in the Lop-nor. K. 13434 : 2-5. Four bronze tubes with a strong
17/3-31. hook near the closed end. Mount-
ings for the ends of canopy ribs of wood. L. 42
K. 13431 : I. Small flake of grey flint. mm. Diam. 7 mm. -: 2 Pl. 3o : 6.
Ying-p'an is situated on the border between the Lop-nor and the Quruq-tagh regions. On the way from Shindi to Tikenliq, in April 1928, one afternoon was spent there, and the ruins of stupas as well as the circumvallation were visited. KozLov had discovered them in 1893, and they had afterwards been searched by STEIN. I did not undertake any excavation. Near to the east of the circular fortress a few pottery fragments were picked up from the ground together with the small bronze buckle Pl. 15 2.
Afterwards, when I had returned to Shindi, ABDURAHIM handed over a bronze mirror to me as a present to Dr. HEDIN, his old master. ABDURAHIM had found this mirror (Pl. 15 : 4), which is of a common type with dragon and tiger motif, near the graves excavated by STEIN. His statement as to its origin is completely reliable.